Parkes Shire Council in New South Wales recently teamed up with Australian-owned and organically-grown company, TOBCO, to deliver the construction of a major utilities spine spanning more than 3kms along Brolgan Road.

This three-part install will allow future local businesses to access electricity, gas and communications assets, contributing to the Council’s plan of a major investment into the local community through the upgrade of the Brolgan Road Logistics Hub.

Over a period of less than two months TOBCO completed a combined total of more than 9kms of trenching and conduit installation, utilising mostly local labour and materials.

TOBCO has access to some of the most advanced specialist trenching technology available, able to produce more than 800m of trenching in a single day whilst maintaining strict accuracy thanks to the onboard GPS systems.

As the principal contractor TOBCO was responsible for engaging directly with GHD, Essential Energy, Jemena Gas and various communications providers throughout the successful delivery of the project. TOBCO also worked closely with ARTC to complete five 60m HDD under bores crossing the newly constructed Inland Rail line.

More than 50 per cent of the project’s expenditure has been reinvested by TOBCO into the local community through the procurement of materials, hire of local labour and machinery and local project design, with more than 2,000 tonnes of raw materials alone sourced from local businesses.

TOBCO is proud to have been able to give back to the regional community on this major project and look forward to the next one.

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